Alison Lefkovitz In 1998, the ABC newsmagazine Nightline fretted that the Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky would “come down to the question of whether oral sex does or does not constitute adultery.” President Bill Clinton, supposedly, had told Lewinsky that oral sex could not be adultery. He had told Gennifer […]
The Commission had the potential to challenge the very nature of Catholic epistemology.
Gabriel N. Rosenberg In the postwar United States, the state’s project of preserving the family farm was yoked to its project of making the modern American family. The family farm enjoys an uncanny amount of deference in modern American political culture in part because it is an unusually potent sexual symbol: […]
Lauren Gutterman For most of us, envisioning Christmas in postwar America brings to mind tinsel-covered trees, girls and boys in matching pajamas, dads in Santa Claus beards, images drawn from old family photographs or the likes of It’s a Wonderful Life. Absent from these familial and familiar cultural memories are […]
Summer widowers might attempt to recapture the erotic possibility of their single days.
Alana Harris and Timothy Willem Jones In the first week of July, we were among over two hundred historians who attended the Rethinking Modern British Studies conference at the University of Birmingham. Alongside our own panel on religion and sexuality, a number of the plenary speakers and the concurrent sessions […]
Franca Viola’s abduction and rape was a watershed in improving the status of women in Italian society.